News & Media Releases2017-08-21T21:51:38+00:00

Cradle Mountain Cableway

September 8th, 2021|

Everybody had thought that the most preposterous aspect of the 2016 Cradle Mountain Master Plan – the cableway from the visitor centre to Dove Lake – had long been forgotten. But the nightmare is turning into reality with the Coordinator General announcing it to the annual conference of the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania as a fait accompli.

UNESCO decision on TWWHA

July 30th, 2021|

The World Heritage Committee has raised questions about the relationship between the recently-finalised TWWHA Tourism Master Plan, the Management Plan and the Expression of Interest process.

Devils on Maria Island

June 30th, 2021|

The insurance population of Tasmanian Devils on Maria Island has wiped out all breeding colonies of Little Penguins. This situation demonstrates an alarming failure of management responsibility by PWS and DPIPWE.

  • Organ Pipes at sunrise, Mt Wellington. Photo: Michael Roberts

kunanyi/Mt Wellington cable car rejected

June 29th, 2021|

The kunanyi proposal has finally been rejected by the Hobart City Council by 9 votes to 3. Removal of the looming threat of the cable car should leave the way open for rational consideration of all aspects of management of The Mountain.

  • Painted Cliffs, Maria Island National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon

Maria Island Management Plan

June 6th, 2021|

The review of the Maria Island National Park management plan has finally commenced. Visitor numbers have been rising rapidly and further increases are anticipated, but it seems no consideration is being given to limiting visitor numbers.

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